Real Madrid star Gareth Bale at a crossroads as £150m Eden Hazard prepares for unveiling


EDEN HAZARD will walk out in front of a huge adoring crowd at the Bernabeu this evening.

He can expect a stunning welcome from Real Madrid fans, with estimates of a 70,000 turnout that would rival Cristiano Ronaldo’s extravagant unveiling ten years ago.

Real Madrid star Gareth Bale at a crossroads as £150m Eden Hazard prepares for unveiling3 Eden Hazard is gearing up for his big Real Madrid unveiling and featured for Belgium as they beat Scotland 3-0Credit: PA:Press Association

It is the kind of love that Gareth Bale can only dream of right now.

The £86million signing — a world record in 2013 — is standing at a huge crossroads in his career after another week to forget.

One year on from his stunning overhead-kick against Liverpool in the Champions League final in Kiev Bale, who turns 30 next month, faces the biggest choice of his life.

Stick it out in the Spanish capital where he is not wanted?

Or take a huge cut on his £650,000-a-week wages to return to the Premier League, where Manchester United are among his admirers.

Bale cut a dejected figure as he left the Groupama Arena here in Budapest on Tuesday night — after a 1-0 defeat left Wales with a mountain to climb to qualify for Euro 2020.

He said goodbye to the rest of his Wales team-mates as they headed to the airport for a late-night flight back to Cardiff.

Bale himself was led to a private car to begin the journey back to Madrid to rejoin his family at their mansion in the quiet suburb of Pozuelo de Alarcon.

Normally, teaming up with his pals in the national squad is where Bale feels most comfortable — around players he has known since he was a teenager.

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